Marine science students are encouraged to get involved with research experiences, which can help you get into graduate school, get a job, or make contacts in the field. Each year, approximately 50 students work individually with faculty to complete semester-long independent research projects for credit. More than half of these present their findings at state, regional, national and international scientific conferences – activities usually associated with graduate students. Additionally, well over 100 students participate in faculty research outside of the classroom each year.
Within marine science, you may choose to concentrate your research in one of the following areas: